White Rose Orienteering Weekend: 25th-28th August 2017
This year’s White Rose weekend will be based 5 km North of Helmsley at Baxton’s Strip (SE 598 892). This assembly field was last used for White Rose Weekend in 2010.
The provisional programme of events is as follows:
Friday 25th August
- Night Score (Level D) Planner: Steve Corrigan
Saturday 26th August:
- Middle Distance (Level B), Collis Rigg, Planner: Steve Whitehead.
Planner’s comments: Baxton’s Wood is mostly mature runnable plantation with some bracken crossed by lots of wiggly and confusing motor bike tracks. The strong young fit folk will have a steep open scarp slope to add to their pleasure but most will stay on the intricately-contoured upper edge. Otherwise the area is gently undulating.
- Sprint (level C), Planner Steve Corrigan
- Trail-O (Level D) Planners: Peter & Christine Roberts
Sunday 27th August
- Classic (Level B), Heater Rigg, Planner: Steve Whitehead.
Planner’s comments: Heater Rigg is without doubt the most runnable forest we have: where else could you have an 800 m leg with no paths to follow or even cross and where it’s fastest to go pretty straight? There is some traditional plantation but with bilberry undergrowth not bramble and many wiggly motor bike tracks in places. Then there is the wilderness where trees have self-seeded an area of moorland to produce excellent terrain for our sport. Relief is gently undulating with some deeper (but not very deep) valleys.
- Prize giving & BBQ
Monday 28th August
- Team Relay
- Mountain Bike O
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